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71+ Inspiring Travel Instagram Captions & Quotes

71+ Inspiring Travel Instagram Captions & Quotes

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Looking for travel quotes and inspiring travel Instagram captions? Look no further than this amazing list of 71+ quotes and captions with inspiring photos to fuel the adventure in you.

Sometimes, finding words that describe how you feel about your unique travel experiences is hard.

However, it doesn’t have to be!

Haylea has recently compiled this awesome list of travel quotes that’ll have you covered! She’s also made some beautiful pins and posters with the quotes that you are free to share on your social media accounts!

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Top 71 Travel Instagram Captions

With no time to waste, let’s jump into this amazing list of travel quotes for your next Instagram caption!

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1. “Jobs fill your pockets, adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatly

2. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – John C. Maxwell

3. “Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

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4. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

5. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

6. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.” – The Dalai Lama

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7. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

8. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

9. “Some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozen

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10. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc

11. “The biggest risk in life is not taking any risks.” – Mark Zuckerburg

12. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

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13. “Life itself is a privilege. But to live life to the fullest-well. That is a choice” – Andy Andrews

14. “You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.” – Kristen Hubbard

15. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” – Oscar Wilde

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16. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

18. “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” ― Michael Palin

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19. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

20. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

21. “Travel while you’re young and able.” – Brian Lee

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22. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

23. “It’s hard to stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world.” – Kevin Spacey

24. “Travel far enough you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

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25. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

26. “Adventure is out there.” – Charles Muntz

27. “The most beautiful thing in the world, is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

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28. “Cover the earth before it covers you.” – Dagobert D. Runes

29. “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

30. “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” –Paulo Coelho

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31. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”- Seth Godin

32. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” – Ewan McGregor

33. “Wander where the wifi is weak.” – Unknown

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34. There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind.” – CS Lewis

35. “Leave the road and take the trails.” – Pythagore

36. “We have nothing to lose and a world to explore.” – Unknown

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37. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

38. “Escape and breathe the air of new places.” – Anoop Pillai

39. “This wasn’t a strange place, it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

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40. “In the end, We only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Lewis Carroll

41. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Marina Richter

42. “Life is an adventure, and best lived bodly.” – Bear Grylls

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43. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

44. “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Gael Attal

45. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

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46. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited for what could go right.” – Tony Robbins

47. “My favourite thing to do is to go where I have never been.” – Diane Arbus

48. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

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49. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

50. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

51. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

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51. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

52. “Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

53. “I don’t know where I am going, but I’m on my way.”- Carl Sandburg

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54. “Traveling; it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

55. “Life is short and the world is wide.” – Simon Raven

56. “Embrace the detours.” – Kevin Charbonneau

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57. “It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.” – Bob Proctor

58. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf

59. “The best stories are those found between the pages of a passport.” – Anonymous

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60. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

61. “Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends.” – Pat Conroy

62. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

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63. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – Cherie Gilderbloom

64. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

65. “The journey is my home.” – Muriel Rukeyser

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66. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

67. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

68. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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69. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

70. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

71. “I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’, instead of ‘If only I had’.” – Florine Bos

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I hope this MASSIVE list of inspiring travel quotes and travel captions for Instagram has inspired you to get out and explore this beautiful earth.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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